Fairy Trumpets Bath Bomb from Lush

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The Fairy Trumpets bath bomb started its Lush life as one of the 54 Harajuku, Japan store exclusives. At the time of writing this review, it is now available from Lush’s UK website and in chosen UK stores. I picked mine up on the Lush Liverpool stores opening day back in March 2019.

Unfortunately there are rumours currently circulating that now the ’30 years of the bath bomb’ celebrations are nearing an end, Fairy Trumpets will be leaving alongside several other bath bombs into Lush-product-retirement. Whether or not Fairy Trumpets will still remain in the Liverpool and Harajuku store has yet to be confirmed.

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I should imagine a lot of the bath bombs put on the alleged discontinue list are to make way for this years Halloween and Christmas lines. Please remember, as of right now this is only speculation. Nothing has yet to be confirmed, Lush love to keep us on our toes BUT wouldn’t it be wonderful if they had exclusive Winter items in both their Liverpool and Harajuku stores? It would make me feel a lot better about losing so many of the Celebration bath bombs if these rumours are true. 🤞

The first thing I noticed about the Fairy Trumpets bath bomb was its peculiar design. I have heard some very funny ideas from customers trying to guess what inspired the design. My favourite was someone comparing it to their tonsils while suffering with tonsillitis. NOT something that makes me want to bathe in its waters but it did make me laugh hysterically. I can safely say that tonsillitis was not the inspiration, its design is in fact based on the flower of the same name.

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If you enjoyed last Winters Princess Bomb Bomb bath bomb then I’d say you will most certainly want to give Fairy Trumpets a go. It contains both chamomile and rosewood oils as well as a small helping of orange flower absolute and popping candy. Its scent is a very-uplifting-floral blend, chamomile and rosewood make for an interesting mix. I’m not one that normally goes for floral scents opting for citrus or minty products instead but there is something about the Fairy Trumpets bath bomb that leaves me so very relaxed.

Sadly all of the Fairy Trumpet bath bombs that I have used have been very quick fizzers and only one has had popping candy in that I have noticed.  I strongly advise looking on Instagram under the hashtag, #FairyTrumpetsBathBomb for more photos as I have seen some wonderful in action shots on there, my photos do the product no justice at all!

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Although my Fairy Trumpet bath bombs didn’t put on much of a performance they did always create beautiful amber-coloured-silky-smooth-bath-water. As I said earlier, laying back in its waters left me feeling completely relaxed. If you’re feeling a little flat or down in the dumps, a Fairy Trumpets bath will certainly lift your spirits and bring a sprinkling of magic to your day.

The Fairy Trumpets scent is quite a mature floral fragrance, I’d imagine it going down well with an older crowd. The ‘fairy’ aspect of it was however what drew me in first and although I’m hurtling towards my 30’s, I still see myself as a younger customer. I therefore feel safe in saying that this bath bomb could be enjoyed by those of all ages! 😊



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Kappa Bath Bomb from Lush

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The Kappa Bath Bomb was one of the first products that I grabbed back in March on the opening day of the new Lush flagship store in Liverpool. Any Lush product that has eyes is always a must have for me.

Alongside several other exclusive bath bombs such as the Peng and Magma, Kappa had previously only been available in one store in the world, a store that was a very long way away for me, in Harajuku, Japan!

At the time of writing this review the Kappa bath bomb is now available from Lush’s UK website and in chosen UK stores; This is however short lived as there are rumours currently circulating that now the ’30 years of the bath bomb’ celebrations are nearing an end, Kappa will be leaving alongside several other bath bombs into Lush-product-retirement. Whether or not Kappa will still remain in the Liverpool and Harajuku store has yet to be confirmed.

Another thing I love about Lush and their products is the thought that goes into each and every single product. Every last aspect of a Lush product is carefully picked, crafted and designed. Be that a Lush products scent, ingredients, shape or its colours, they think about EVERYTHING, nothing is ever just thrown together.

The Kappa bath bomb much like the Kitsune bath bomb was created by Lush seeking all inspiration from Japanese folklore. A Kappa in Japanese folklore is an amphibious water demon. while the Kappa bath bomb looks sweet and innocent its folklore history isn’t anywhere near as cute. Guard your shirikodama with your life when sharing a bath with this little monster from the deep! 😉

Another thing that Kappas are notorious for is their obsession with cucumbers. It therefore made perfect sense for the Kappa bath bomb to have cucumbers in its list of ingredients. I love cucumber, especially this time of year when it’s so hot in the UK. I was instantly drawn to the Kappa bath bomb, it just radiates refreshment, even down to its cool blue colour.

As well as cucumber the Kappa bath bomb also contains oakmoss absolute, Sicilian lemon and cistus oils. Its scent is quite different from what I normally go for in a Lush product, in ways it reminds me of the Magic bath bomb, that bath bombs scent is also refreshing and very herbal.

I could understand why some would say that the Kappa bath bomb is an acquired taste!

As soon as the Kappa bath bomb comes into contact with the bath water you are greeted with an immediate hiss of fizzing bubbles… Kappa is not a foamy bath bomb meaning once it has fully dissolved the water is fairly clear and a very inviting shade of blue. It is also quite a quick fizzer, reduced to just its 2 vegan candy eyes very quickly, leaving them floating on the waters surface keeping a beady eye on you. 👀

Kappas herbal scent soon fills your bathroom, even just sat on your bathroom side before putting it in the water its scent is fairly potent. As I said above, its scent is very much an acquired taste. I can see its scent being too much for some, I however find the blend of ingredients incredibly uplifting. Sitting back in its waters with my eyes closed, I can envision a slowly running river, mountains and trees decorating its landscape with a small rickety bridge, the perfect dwelling for a fearsome water demon!

Its scent stays on your skin for the best part of the day after getting out of a Kappa bath. The strength of its fragrance softens somewhat which I imagine will please most people as it is a strong one. A good soak in a Kappa bath leaves my skin feeling super refreshed but not quite as hydrated as I would like, it is however nothing a splash of body lotion can’t solve.

Overall I am really impressed with the Kappa bath bomb, the attention to detail and backstory of what a Kappa is all adds to the magic. I love how it’s a little monster and I will be sad to see this bath bomb go if the rumours of its forthcoming retirement are true. Kappa is well worth a go, even if you just try it the once. 😊



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Sakura Bath Bomb from Lush

Check out my review on the gorgeous Sakura bath bomb from @Lushltd @LushCosmetics what an amazing bath time treat!

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When you first walk into a Lush shop I will admit that the Sakura bath bomb isn’t the first one you see, overshadowed by other much brighter and bolder products people tend to miss it completely.

When I first got into Lush Sakura was a bath bomb that I initially ignored, I didn’t dislike it I was just drawn to the other bath bombs on offer such as Twilight and Phoenix Rising first.

It didn’t take me very long at all to get bitten by the Lush bug, I think out of all of the Lush products on offer bath bombs are probably still my favourite.

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As you cans see from the photo above no Sakura bath bomb is quite the same. Yes they are all similar as they each have the same ingredients but they are all unique at the same time.

Some are white all over with a few splashes of pink, some have a small sprinkling of salt on, others are even heavily speckled with pink and/or green!

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The Sakura bath bomb is Japanese inspired, based on the beautiful cherry blossom trees it is, ‘..designed to evoke the burst of optimism that the first sign of spring brings,

When I was little we had the most beautiful cherry blossom tree in our garden, when I learnt the back story of the Sakura bath bomb I couldn’t resist picking a few up, I now always have at least one in my Lush stock.

I used to love seeing our cherry blossom tree bloom with beautiful light pink flowers. I distinctly remember being beside myself with anger and sadness when a tree surgeon came over to ‘trim’ our cherry blossom tree.

I guestimate that I was about four as my paternal nan was present. I did not like anyone touching my tree, I thought he was killing it, TREE MURDERER!!!

What has my tree ever done to you? it has feelings!‘ I screamed at him through the window, hiccups, snot and sobs galore… My family OF COURSE thinks it was hilarious to this day.

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The Sakura bath bomb has calming properties. If you have a scary day ahead it makes for a fantastic morning bath-time treat. It helps clear your head of stress and worries leaving you in a better state of mind and more able to face the next 24 hours.

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The Sakura bath bomb is quite a fast fizzer in comparison to others of its size like the Fizzbanger or the Frozen bath bomb. As soon as it hits the water the sea salt starts to soften the water as the beautiful Sakura scent hits you.

When looking at Sakura’s ingredients list I imagined it to be quite a fruity product, the mimosa and jasmine within it however dominates the lemon oil and orange flower absolute.

Once out of the bath the scent stays with you for the whole day. It has a very light and refreshing floral scent. Despite this I would still class the Sakura as a citrusy product – Although, if you’re looking for a dominantly strong citrus bath bomb, you are probably better off grabbing a Fizzbanger.

The lemon oil and orange flower absolute may not be easily detectable by scent within the Sakura, their magical properties however shine through. After a Sakura bath I feel relaxed and ready to face any challenges ahead, my skin is soft and hydrated and any mood I find myself in lifts, making me feel more human again.

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If you prefer the more gentle bath bombs, Sakura is a good one to go for.

Once it has fully dissolved you are left with a small amount of soft pink and white bubbles, perfect for dry and tired skin.

I know quite a lot of people go for a bath bomb purely for a colourful and artistic bath, although Sakura is rather dull in comparison to other more colourful bath bombs, I still think it’s worthy of its staple product status, I cannot recommend it enough!

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